Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

The League of Women Voters — Morristown Area is hosting an important panel this week in Madison on the “epidemic of sexual assaults” in and around college campuses in our state and nation.

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The forum, to be held Thursday evening, will include a panel of educators from New Jersey and Morris County, as well as a representative of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office,  said Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp. The goal is to help  inform the public of the increasing numbers of assaults and raise awareness of the situation, with a focus on prevention.

The public forum will be held from 7:30-9 p.m. on Nov. 19 at the Madison Community House, 25 Cook Avenue in Madison.

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Meg Rodriguez will be one of the panelists and provide information regarding all aspects of campus sexual assault.

The other panelists include:

  • Michael Bruchac, Vice-President, Morristown High School
  • Jennifer Dize-Hoffert, Assistant Dean of Students, Fairleigh Dickenson University, Florham Park Campus
  • Brady Root, Prevention Education Coordinator, Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance, Rutgers University
  • Audra Tonero, Assistant Director for Outreach & Education, Drew University

Louise Murray, Vice-President, LWV- Morristown Area will serve as the moderator for this event.

This is a free event and is open to the public.  For additional information, the LWVMA contact for this event is Cecile Kent, Chair of Women & Family Issues, LWVMA, at 973-644-0762 or [email protected].

Other questions can be forwarded to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office via Deputy Chief of Investigations Denise H. Arseneault at 973-285-6262 or [email protected]

To view a brief video, visit: https://youtu.be/Dx54t8h5Q5U.

The League of Women Voters, a grassroots, nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.